Monday, September 27, 2010

Diary of a Spider

Library program for children ages 4 to 12 and their families.

The program starts off with a viewing of the movie Diary of a Spider produced by Weston Woods, based on the book by Doreen Cronin.

The movie was followed by 3 stations:

1. Itsy Bitsy Spider - Children color and cut out a house, then slide a spider ring onto a bendable straw. Now the straw is taped to the house to resemble a water-spout. Move the spider up and down the spout while singing the song! (The house for this craft project came from Mailbox Preschool magazine October/November 2007, page 25.)

2. Pin the spider on the web - A large spider web was drawn onto a large piece of black paper with a silver marker. Children had spider cut outs to add pieces of double sided tape onto. Blind fold the children up and watch how close to the spider web they can stick that spider.

3. Spider hat - Measure long, thick black rectangluar strips of paper around child's head, overlap and tape ends together to create a headband shape. Cut out and decorate small colored square pieces to make eyes. Glue eyes to the hat band. Take 8 long, skinny colored rectangular strips for spider legs. Glue one end of each skinny strip to the inside edge of the hat band. Decorate and wear your hat to celebrate our spider friends.

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